An Active and Balanced Future: Active Cell Balancing in Energy Storage Systems

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Recording of Tuesday, June 18, 2024 | The smarter E Europe Conferences 2024 | Conference Program | Language: English | Duration: 18:51 .

"Semiconductor Firm Analog Devices Explores Active Cell Balancing for Enhanced Battery Management Systems in Energy Storage Applications."

The discussion revolves around active and balanced systems in energy storage, focusing on active cell balancing to manage degradation. The speaker's background merges technical and marketing perspectives which influences their insights into battery management. They introduce themselves from Analog Devices – a well-established semiconductor company involved in various technological sectors including RF, power, and notably the physical interface between analog and digital realms. Focusing on energy storage for electric vehicles (EVs) with about 500 million cells under management, they delve into augmentation strategies to enhance existing battery systems' capabilities and lifespan. Augmentation constitutes roughly 40% of operational costs due to its necessity in accommodating evolving system requirements. Strategies discussed include capacity enhancement by adding additional units; technology upgrades like improved electrolytes; thermal management to prevent overheating or cold damage; recycling for sustainable reuse at lower cost; grid integration through smart charging (although seen as potentially problematic); and crucially, battery management systems that ensure balance among lithium-ion cells. Imbalances where weaker cells dominate can render entire stacks unusable over time due to divergent cell manufacture quality.

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Speaker

Conor Power
Product Line Director
Analog Devices
Ireland

Talk of session: What's Next? - Innovations in Battery Technology

The storage industry is being driven by needs from a wide range of areas: lower prices, longer life, second life of EV batteries, higher efficiencies and much more. Innovations in technology are providing answers to these questions. In this session, you will learn what innovations are coming next.

Further Talks of this session:

Welcome and Introduction

Speaker

Roman Stübler
Head of R&D ESS
VARTA Storage GmbH
Germany

To Talk

Second-Life Batteries: About Sustainability, Safety and Tomorrow

Speaker

Christopher Schöpf
CSO
e.battery systems AG
Austria

To Talk

Q&A

To Talk

Energy Storage: Battery Chemistry and Technology Trends

Speaker

Iola Hughes
Head of Research
Rho Motion
United Kingdom

To Talk

Q&A

To Talk

How to Implement

Speaker

Roman Alberti
Managing Director
Voltfang GmbH
Germany

To Talk

Q&A

To Talk

Q&A

To Talk

Conclusion

Speaker

Roman Stübler
Head of R&D ESS
VARTA Storage GmbH
Germany

To Talk

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